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Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) formally announced his candidacy to replace soon-to-be Secretary of State Sen. John KerryJohn KerryDepleted Dems look to Senate for 2020 nominee Voters want to drain the swamp? They can start with Louisiana GOP As Congress adjusts to Trump, Iran put under the pressure it deserves MORE (D-Mass.), Reuters reports. Lynch will face Rep. Edward MarkeyEd MarkeyCorker calls Tillerson 'very impressive' Greens slam Trump’s Interior Department pick Senate sends annual defense bill to Obama's desk MORE (D-Mass.), a favorite of green groups, in the Democratic primary.

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An explosion at the Mexico City headquarters of Mexico’s state-owned oil company killed at least 25 people and injured 100 others, The Associated Press reports. Mexican officials said they were unsure of what sparked the blast.

The European Union is considering banning insecticides linked to a fall in the bee population, according to The Guardian.